Female Bishops!

So…the Church of England has voted to allow female bishops. Which sounded awesome to me, despite the fact that those opposed to it have called those in favor of it “mean spirited” for disallowing “super bishops” (read: male bishops) for congregants that object to the authority of a female bishop. I’ll come back to that. … [Read more…]

More Fun Quotes for MoF

I’ve been collecting emails since the success of the last Fun Quotes post. Without further ado: A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. -James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987) This is definitely something I’ve believed in for awhile. It’s just nice to hear someone with authority say it (in … [Read more…]

Spark: Denominations and Gay Marriage.

The LA Times has this handy guide to the various attitudes towards gay marriage from religious denominations.  It should come as no surprise that the Mormon and Catholic churches condemn gay marriages, and that the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalists support them.  In fact, both the Mormons and Catholics will be using … [Read more…]

Random Notes on a Friday Night.

CatGirl and I are training up to LA tomorrow to see the Amy Sol exhibit at the ThinkSpace Gallery.  She’s one of our favorite contemporary artists–she inspires CatGirl’s art and my stories.  We’ve been waiting for this for months.  We’re also planning to hit the Farmer’s Market and Little Tokyo (including a possible lunch with … [Read more…]

Stupidity Kills, Too

Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Griswald v. Connecticut, which ruled that Americans have a right to privacy under the Constitution (based upon the fact that things like “unlawful search & seizure” violate your privacy). Specifically, that married couples could practice contraception in the privacy of their homes and the State (of … [Read more…]

on Marriage…or whatever you want to call it

At the top of Google News at 1230 today (I heard about it from some blog or another) was the news that the California Supreme Court passed down a ruling today that Proposition 22, which was approved by 61% of voters in 2000 was unconstitutional, causing an infringement upon the basic rights afforded to all … [Read more…]

Green Thoughts for Today

This is almost a Spark post, however I’ve got two from over at Groovy Green. Why Higher Gas Prices Should Make You Smile, at least if you believe that the only way we’re going to get out of this crisis is by switching to “alternative” (to fossil fuels) forms of energy. I have often said … [Read more…]

Still ain’t easy being queer at Gordon College

(Hey ya’ll – another guest post from Zach. PS, hope you don’t mind my saying “ya’ll.”) A year ago, a group called Soulforce organized two buses of queer and allied folks, mostly students, to ride around the country visiting colleges with discriminatory policies – i.e. religious and military ones. The East Coast bus visited Gordon … [Read more…]